[oclug] My Current Gentoo Setup
rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Sat Aug 24 18:18:39 EDT 2002
> I can't get openoffice to compile. I don't need it anyways, I just
> wanted to see how long it would take.
I had a similar problem, but was able to get around it by
installing openoffice-bin, which has some stuff already
compiled. Also note bugs.gentoo.org to figure out reasons
why things aren't compiling.
> I don't think I would recommend gentoo for a server install because it
> would take forever to repair a problem. If you got hacked, I wouldn't
> want to have 24 hours of downtime to do a reinstall :) For desktop
> though, it is excellent.
Agreed, although a fast box running as a server should not have
too much to compile. I.E., there's no need to compile X and other
client programs. So, for a server with only a single dedicated task,
and a reasonably fast CPU, installation time would probably be about
the same time (and you may save time on the hardening process).
Mr. Cole's Axiom:
The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant;
the population is growing.
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